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Five wee birdies sittin on a dyke.
Ane gaed to Penicuik to buy a motor bike.
Fower wee birdies sittin in a raw.
Ane flew to Jeddart Toun to see the Hand-baa.
Three wee birdies sittin in a line.
Twa sat on and ane gaed to dine.
Twa wee birdies sittin on a stane.
Ane took the huff and then there was ane.
Ae wee birdie sittin aa his lane.
Gangs awa at bedtime and noo there are nane.
From Bairn Rhymes by J K Annand. Shared with permission from the Dictionaries of Scots Language.
Funded by Scottish Government's Gaelic and Scots Learning Directorate.